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How To Protect Your Business From a Toilet Flood

8/15/2020 (Permalink)

Toilet overrflow in La Marque, TX

Prevent Potential Contamination From A Toilet Flood

You may occasionally deal with toilet overflow in the bathroom of your La Marque, TX, business. This problem may be due to

  • Clogged pipes
  • Clogged vents
  • Blocked sewage lines
  • Failed septic system

A toilet flood is a common occurrence, but by following these steps you can prevent potential contamination and ensure the well-being of your customers and your employees.

Turn Off the Value and Don't Flush
When an automatic flush toilet overflows, it is necessary to stop the emission of water by turning off the water valve as quickly as possible. This step is critical because water will continue to flow with each flush. Turning off the water will prevent extensive flooding.
Manual flush toilets will not flush if you do not press a lever. If the overflow is due to a clog, you can more easily prevent flooding when your toilet flushes manually than when it flushes automatically.

Clean Up
Clean up after a manual or automatic flush toilet flood can vary, depending upon what caused the flood. For example, a simple clog within a manual flush toilet may involve little more than a mop and bucket to wipe up water splashes. However, floods due to a septic tank or sewage line failure, require measures to prevent bacterial and other toxic contamination. A professional cleaning service can extract waste-containing toxic water, disinfect surfaces, purify the air and help prevent the development of mold.

When a toilet overflow causes extensive flooding, the damages can be devastating to your business. A toilet flood could require you to close your premises and replace furnishings and equipment, which could lead to financial loss. Scheduling regular inspections of all building plumbing, fixtures, and sewage systems will alert you to any issues before they turn into disasters.
You may not be able to stop a toilet from flooding your La Marque, TX, business, but you can establish a plan to minimize potential damages.

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